My experience as a pharmacist in the past 6 years has been a great learning experience. I have had a total of 4 different pharmacist jobs and I still work all 4 jobs. I have met many people along the way and have appreciated all the learning opportunities I have come across. I will never forget anyone who has helped me in some way get to where I am today. Thank you. Remember to Eat Your Vegetables too!
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I recently rediscovered your channel and found your tips/insights very helpful. Im just wondering if in general most inpatient jobs in Seattle require residency? I know thats the case now in CA since the job market has become more saturated and competitive but I have heared in other states it might not be. Thanks!
Hi paul iam from India have 2 years experience in pharmacovigilance.wanted to peruse 1 year master course in Ireland..being an average student myself can I get job in any company after finish my course??? your suggestions are most valuable
Thank you for sharing your experiences! Do you get tired from working so many hours or feel you're lacking personal time? When working night shift do you have trouble adjusting your sleep schedule and maintaining your social life?
thank you for making these videos. i remember watching your videos and materializing my goal of becoming a pharmacist in highschool. I didnt know anyone in the carrier and had no idea what i was getting myself into. I just finished my last final exam today and am about to begin rotations. feels great to be done. thanks.
Current pharmacy student here! I have been noticing a growing negativity surrounding the pharmacy career. I work at two different pharmacies and all of the pharmacists I work with don’t hate their job, but they certainly don’t enjoy it either. I’m obviously too far in to change my mind about it, but I was wondering why you think that is? How do you think a pharmacy student can work towards a specific pharmacy job that they won’t end up disliking?
Yousuf Danawala My sister works in pharmacovigilance. She did not do a fellowship either. She just started in a job in another area of the company and made a move into it later. You can also look into temp/contracting agencies to get your foot in the door. You may start out making less, but there is a lot of upward potential in industry for PharmD's . If you don't know what the field is, the WHO defines it as this.
Pharmacovigilance (PV) Pharmacovigilance (PV) is defined as the science and activities
relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of
adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.
Pharmacovigilance (PV or PhV), also known as drug safety, is the pharmacological science relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products.
I would say definitely explore more non traditional pharmacist roles that are not inpatient hospital or retail / community pharmacy. That will give you more exposure to different types of pharmacist jobs that will allow you find your true passion. I know it sounds cliche but most of your experience will be around retail and inpatient. There are many other fields of pharmacy out there to explore.
Other things to consider is pharmacy burnout. Lots of pharmacists are overworked and just get tired of the grind. Even though they like their job its too demanding overall in some situations.
As a tech that may become a pharmacy student soon as well, I know a few things that are not enjoyable like entering otc prescriptions that you can’t find on the computer. The patient questioning why it doesn’t cover the toothpaste that costs 3.00 plus tax to buy.
The unpredictable nature of the job, sometimes processing prescriptions can go smoothly other times a million problems show up.
I however think the most enjoyable part would be knowing the medicines and counseling people because it’s less automatic than just counting and calling medical health insurances. Plus the scientific knowledge you get to share on a daily basis and it gets locked up inside your head.
About the job part I am trying to figure that out as well finding one that I won’t end up disliking. My two cents.
Kevin Yee told me you're back! Three years ago, my goal was to get to 10,000 subscribers, just like Paul Tran! Awesome, let me know if you'd be up for an episode on the Pharmacy Leaders Podcast, it's audio only but. . .
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.